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Springfield Corners, Wisconsin

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Our Genealogy Helper for Springfield Corners ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Springfield Corners (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Springfield Corners. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Name Variations for Springfield Corners ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Springfield Corners.

  • Typical abbreviation for Springfield Corners: Springfield Cors.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Springfield Corners is located in Dane County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Dane County: Columbia, Dodge, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Rock & Sauk.

Below are the counties that are near Springfield Corners. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Springfield Corners:

Dane     (The home county for Springfield Corners)
  Springfield   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Dane   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Ashton Corners   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Waunakee   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Dane   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Roxbury   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Berry   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Middleton   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Cross Plains   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Westport   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Vienna   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Middleton   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Black Earth   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  New Haven   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Dell Prairie   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Jackson   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Lodi   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Lodi   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  West Point   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Harmony Grove   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Lake Wisconsin   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Arlington   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Arlington   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Poynette   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Dekorra   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Leeds   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Durwards Glen - Historic   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Caledonia   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Lowville   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Portland   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Astico   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Elba   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Calamus   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Randolph   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Lowell   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Reeseville   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Shields   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Westford   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lowell   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Green Lake
  Kingston   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Kingston   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Dayton   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Brooklyn   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Exeter   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  New Glarus   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  New Glarus   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  York   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Monticello   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Mount Pleasant   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Washington   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Adams   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Albany   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Mineral Point   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Albany   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Arena   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Arena   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Barneveld   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Brigham   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Hyde   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Ridgeway   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Ridgeway   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Pleasant Ridge   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Wyoming   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hollandale   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Moscow   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Dodgeville   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Dodgeville   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Waterloo   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lake Mills   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Waterloo   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lake Ripley   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lake Mills   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Oakland   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Milford   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Carcajou   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Sumner   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Aztalan   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lake Koshkonong   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Jefferson   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Fort Atkinson   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Lyndon   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Lyndon Station   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Kildare   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Seven Mile Creek   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Blanchardville   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Blanchard   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Argyle   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Argyle   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Fayette   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lamont   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Moundville   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Douglas   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Buffalo   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Endeavor   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Glen Oak   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Oxford   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Oxford   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Packwaukee   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Lone Rock   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Buena Vista   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Ithaca   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Aubrey   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Willow   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Cazenovia   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Westford   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Orion   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Union   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Evansville   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Porter   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Edgerton   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Fulton   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Magnolia   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Magnolia   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Fulton   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Center   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Spring Valley   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Footville   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Janesville   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Milton   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Sauk City   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Prairie du Sac village   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Merrimac   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Prairie du Sac   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Moon Valley   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Merrimac   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Sumpter   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Troy   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Greenfield   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Denzer   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Honey Creek   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Baraboo   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Baraboo   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Springfield Corners, see our County-by-County Page for Springfield Corners.

Newspapers Published in Springfield Corners ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 168 newspapers that have been published in the area around Springfield Corners.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Springfield Corners, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Springfield Corners.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Springfield Corners:

These websites are specific to Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Wisconsin to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Dane County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Adams County:     Cyndi's



Columbia County:     Cyndi's



Dodge County:     Cyndi's



Green Lake County:     Cyndi's



Green County:     Cyndi's



Iowa County:     Cyndi's



Jefferson County:     Cyndi's



Juneau County:     Cyndi's



Lafayette County:     Cyndi's



Marquette County:     Cyndi's



Richland County:     Cyndi's



Rock County:     Cyndi's



Sauk County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Wisconsin,
Cemeteries of Dane County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Wisconsin   Cemetery Wiki for Wisconsin
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Wisconsin, for Dane County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Wisconsin
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Cemeteries Near Springfield Corners ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Springfield Corners.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a Google map will open showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery or some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Springfield Corners covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Kohlman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Roxbury Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Kingsley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. John's Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Vienna Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Evergreen Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sunning Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE St. Bernards Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Onehundred Mile Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Saint Norbert's Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ENE Matsen Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Dunlap Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Old Black Earth Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sunset Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  NNE Bartholomew Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW St. Mary of Pine Bluff Catholic Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Garden Bluff Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Resurrection Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Arlington Prairie Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE St. Patricks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Prairie du Sac Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Aloysius Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sauk City Cemetery   [Map]     

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Springfield Corners had a post office and no railroad service.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Springfield Corners, with the one closest to Springfield Corners listed first.

Ashton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Springfield Corners
 - 1895 population of 107 people
 - Ashton had a post office and no railroad service
Marxville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Springfield Corners
 - Marxville had a post office and no railroad service
Waunakee   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Springfield Corners
 - 1895 population of 312 people (with 13,924 people in 2018)
 - Waunakee had a post office and railroad service
Dane   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Springfield Corners
 - 1895 population of 152 people (with 1,137 people in 2018)
 - Dane had a post office and railroad service
Cross Plains   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Springfield Corners
 - 1895 population of 371 people (with 4,264 people in 2018)
 - Cross Plains had a post office and railroad service
Middleton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Springfield Corners
 - 1895 population of 324 people (with 19,784 people in 2018)
 - Middleton had a post office and railroad service
Roxbury   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Springfield Corners
 - 1895 population of 112 people
 - Roxbury had a post office and no railroad service
Pheasant Branch   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Springfield Corners
 - 1895 population of 105 people
 - Pheasant Branch had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Springfield Corners. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Springfield Corners in the 1890's.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Springfield Corners ...

While our initial data about Springfield Corners came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Springfield Corners in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Springfield Corners.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Springfield Corners:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Springfield Corners. See our Misc Page for Springfield Corners for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Wisconsin

About Dane County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Springfield Corners. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Dane County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Springfield Corners) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Springfield Corners. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.1919, Longitude: -89.5665     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Springfield Corners have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:
<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Springfield Corners, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






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